Royals Win ALCS; Will Meet The Mets

For the second year in a row, the Kansas City Royals have won the American League pennant and are advancing to the 2015 World Series.

While David Price pitched well into the seventh, the Blue Jays bats were only able to provide minimal run support.  Price was pulled in the seventh inning having only given up two runs. With the Blue Jays losing, David Price ends his 2015 season still without a win, as a starter, in his postseason career.

Royals Win ALCS; Will Meet The Mets

Game 6 featured controversy when an early home run was given up by Mike Moustakas was reviewed for possible fan interference. The home run call stood, and a lucky Kansas City Royals fan was able to enjoy the rest of the game without an ejection and a new souvenir.

Having one of the most powerful lineups in baseball, the Blue Jays were only able to put three runs on the board with two home runs by Jose Bautista. Josh Donaldson, who hit 41 home runs in the regular season, went 0-5 and hit the final ground out to end the game.

The Blue Jays offense showed some life in the 8th after tying the game in the top, but were silenced in the bottom half after a rain delay. Upon resumption, the Royals Eric Hosmer knocked in Lorenzo Cain, who scored all the way from first off of a single to right field. Royals closer Wade Davis would come in after sitting for an hour to close out the clinching victory for the Royals, despite Toronto getting two runners in scoring position with one out.

The Kansas City Royals will host game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets, who haven’t been to the World Series since the infamous Subway Series in 2000 against the New York Yankees.

The Mets are coming off a four game sweep of the Chicago Cubs. For the Royals, it will be a mismatch in terms of pitching rotations, as the Kansas City Royals rotation held a collective ERA of 5.98 prior to game 6. In terms of offense, the Royals will run into a hot Daniel Murphy who homered in six consecutive games in the post season, and Yoenis Cespedes who played the first half the season with the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers.

Despite advantages the Mets have in pitching and offense, the Mets could be slightly disadvantaged having sat still since Wednesday night. The last team to sit and wait  for an extended period were the 2012 Detroit Tigers, who went on to be swept by the surging San Francisco Giants took seven games to win the National League.

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